Could Now Be The Best Time To Bet On The Brooklyn Nets?

  • The Brooklyn Nets have the third shortest odds to win the NBA Finals with +600 odds.
  • The Nets are reportedly pursuing Houston Rockets guard James Harden in a trade.
  • James Harden has +200 odds of playing for the Brooklyn Nets this season.

NEW YORKThe Brooklyn Nets are a team that is poised to make a deep playoff run in the upcoming season as the return of forward Kevin Durant and a healthy Kyrie Irving aim to bring the franchise its first NBA title.

Last season, the Nets without Durant and Irving in the bubble showed they were still a very competitive team as their young core of Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen showed they will be great complementary pieces to Brooklyn’s championship puzzle.

The Nets currently constructed are an Eastern Conference title contender but with the recent news of James Harden wanting to force his way to Brooklyn the team has the potential to get even better.

Even without Harden, the Nets are still an NBA championship contender but if they do acquire him via trade there’s little doubt that Brooklyn would be the favorite to win the 2021 NBA Title. As it currently stands, the Nets are listed at +600 odds to win the NBA Championship and that’s before any trade talks between the Rockets-Nets have begun.

Odds to Win the 2021 NBA Championship

  • Los Angeles Lakers +325
  • Milwaukee Bucks +500
  • Brooklyn Nets +600
  • Los Angeles Clippers +750
  • Golden State Warriors +800

Outside of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Nets are the only other Eastern Conference team in the top five of the 2021 NBA Finals championship odds.

Other Eastern Conference teams simply won’t be able to match up with the star power of the Nets and potentially adding James Harden to the mix will make their path to the NBA Finals even easier. Now is likely the best time to take advantage of the Nets championship odds because if they do get Harden the team's odds will be even shorter with no regular-season games played.

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NBA bettors should take the +600 odds on the Nets, and even if they don’t get James Harden, Kyrie and KD make them frontrunners in the Eastern Conference.

In the wake of the Harden trade news, Bovada has listed betting odds for which team James Harden will play for once the NBA regular season is underway.

Where Will James Harden Play Next Season?

  • Houston Rockets -150
  • Brooklyn Nets +200
  • Philadelphia 76ers +750
  • Miami Heat +1800
  • New York Knicks +1800
  • Boston Celtics +1800

Winner: Brooklyn Nets (+200). Harden seems intent on rejoining his old Oklahoma City Thunder teammate in Kevin Durant and usually, when a superstar like Harden requests to be traded somewhere they get what they want.

Harden leaving the Rockets seems inevitable with a lot of similarities to what Anthony Davis did to force his way to the Lakers. Take the +200 odds on Harden to join the Nets by the first game of the regular season at online sportsbooks as the Nets have a good variety of draft picks and young players that could meet the Rocket's demands to move Harden.

Even if it takes getting a third team involved, look for the Nets to be aggressive in their pursuit of Harden as they only have Irving and Durant under contract for two more years.